Is There Still Room for Innovation in Chiral Stationary Phases for Liquid Chromatography? The Fortunate Case of the Zwitterionic-Teicoplanin
May 01, 2020
This article reports on a recently developed zwitterionic-teicoplanin chiral stationary phase (CSP). As a result of the innovative chemistry used to immobilize the chiral selector, the CSP is characterized at neutral pH by the simultaneous presence of both a negative (carboxylate) and a positive (quaternary ammonium) charge. This feature has proved to be pivotal in efficiently and productively resolving very challenging problems. It is worth mentioning the simultaneous separation of chiral active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) from their counterions and the separation of neutral-nonpolar, neutral-polar, acidic, and basic N-Fmoc chiral amino-acids. Examples of highly-efficient ultrafast chiral separations achieved on this CSP, as a result of use of effective superficially- and porous-particles, are provided.